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From: Sebastian Pipping <sping@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] The mis-concept of "slacking" in Gentoo
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:54:59

When you are active in Gentoo during one week and less active during the
next it may happen that people (sometimes jokingly) call you a
"slacker".  This pattern seems to have become common enough that people
even started calling themselves slackers when they are less active than
potentially possible.  Is this reasonable and healthy?

No, it isn't.

As far as I know most if not all Gentoo developers do unpaid voluntary
work in and for Gentoo.  So every single minute a Gentoo developer puts
into Gentoo is a gift, incontrast to understanding every other minute a
stolen one.  How come such a wrong concept even made it into the process
of the council?  Officially being marked as a slacker?  Is that the only
way to ensure an active council?

To get this mis-concept out again I need your help.
There is no such thing as slacking in Gentoo - no matter how many weeks
you ran without commits.  It's time to get this understanding back to
its healthy counterpart.  Yes, it does make a difference to call a
script activity-monitor or slacking-detector.

What do we need to to do fix this?
What are the places where you observe this inversion?

Thanks for your interest,



Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] The mis-concept of "slacking" in Gentoo Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>